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Barcham sinks Chelsea

Posted on 29 September 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

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Spurs U19s 1-0 Chelsea

Andy Barcham's super strike secured the points and buried last week's disappointments against Reading.

The in-form striker (pictured right) beat two players before driving in what turned out to be the winning goal after 30 minutes.

Coach Pat Holland takes up the story: "It was a better performance than last week.We brought in four of the third years in to bolster us a bit and in fairness, Chelsea had a young side.

"We started well, looked bright, created chances but it took until the 30th minute to score, an excellent individual goal from Andy Barcham.

"We went in 1-0 up and needed the second goal really. They changed their system, went to a 4-5-1 and that made it more difficult for us. We still had one or two chances to increase it but it ended 1-0.

"The lads are doing alright. Jamie Slabber's come back in and adds that quality up front, Ifil looks accomplished at full-back, the boy Barcham has done well and all the first years have done well, so that's good news for the future."

Spurs U19s: Eyre, Ifil, Francis, Barnett (McKenna, 80), Foster, Dobson, Price (Hicks, 70), Barcham, Slabber, Black O'Hara. Unused subs: Hodges, Jenkins, Watson.